Juniper Research: Coronavirus to Cause $42 Billion Revenue Gap in Global Consumer Device Shipments over the Next 9 Months

New analysis from Juniper Research found that Coronavirus could cause around a $42 billion revenue gap over the next 9 months for smart device vendors. The analysis examined a number of key device verticals including smartphones, tablets, consumer robotics, smart speakers and smart wearables. Three impact scenarios, low, medium and high, illustrate a range of possible outcomes.

BrainChip and Socionext Provide a New Low-Power Artificial Intelligence Platform for AI Edge Applications

BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), a leading provider of ultra-low power high performance AI technology today announced that Socionext Inc., a leader in advanced SoC solutions for video and imaging systems, will offer customers an Artificial Intelligence Platform that includes the Akida SoC, an ultra-low power high performance AI technology.

WWK Offering Operational Optimization Software at Cost

Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK) (, the global leader in Cloud-based cost and productivity management software and consulting services, announced today that it is offering access to its software platforms at cost to any organization shifting production to help fight the Covid-19 virus.

Cadence Digital Full Flow Optimized to Deliver Improved Quality of Results with Up to 3X Faster Throughput

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that the new release of the Cadence® digital full flow—proven with hundreds of completed advanced-node tapeouts—has been enhanced to further optimize power, performance and area (PPA) results across a variety of application areas including automotive, mobile, networking, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI). The flow features multiple industry-first capabilities including unified placement and physical optimization engines plus machine learning (ML) capabilities, enabling design excellence with up to 3X faster throughput and up to 20% improved PPA.

Putting Artificial Intelligence to Work in the Lab

An Australian-German collaboration has demonstrated fully-autonomous SPM operation, applying artificial intelligence and deep learning to remove the need for constant human supervision. The new system, dubbed DeepSPM, bridges the gap between nanoscience, automation and artificial intelligence (AI), and firmly establishes the use of machine learning for experimental scientific research.

“Black Swan” Event Triggers Revision to 2020 IC Market Forecast

The recent surge of the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) and its anticipated negative impact on the global economy and IC market definitely fits the definition of a Black Swan event.

Keysight Validates Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Data Analytics Software in Nokia’s 5G Base Station Manufacturing Processes

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has validated an innovative new software approach, leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced data analytics, in Nokia’s 5G base station manufacturing processes, significantly improving test efficiency.

Renesas Electronics Unveils Industry’s Highest Performance Wideband mmWave Synthesizer

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced a next-generation wideband mmWave synthesizer with the industry’s highest performance and unique set of features optimized for 5G and broadband wireless applications. The flagship 8V97003 device is ideal as a local oscillator (LO) for mmWave and beamforming, or a precision reference clock for a high-speed data converter in numerous applications such as test and measurements, optical networking, and data acquisition.

Synopsys Introduces Machine Learning-Based Auto Segmentation Module for 3D Image Processing

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced the release of a major update to Simpleware™ ScanIP software, which extends its capabilities for segmenting anatomical regions through a new module, Simpleware AS Ortho (Auto Segmenter for Orthopedics). This new product offering is a machine learning (ML)-based auto segmentation module that builds on Synopsys’ ScanIP software, a comprehensive solution for 3D image processing and segmenting images generated by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.

Advent of 5G and AI Chip Manufacturing Renews the Need for Advanced Semiconductor Testing Systems

A surge in semiconductor test volumes and stringent test demands from the communication, consumer electronics, automotive and healthcare verticals are expected to revive the semiconductor industry following a sharp decline in revenues for the global semiconductor automated test equipment market in 2019.

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